Education Scholarships Programme 2023 for Young Athletes

April 1, 2023

Badminton World Federation (BWF) and World Academy of Sport (WaoS) have opened the new cycle of scholarships for the WAoS Athlete Certificate programme. This online course has been developed for aspiring young athletes aged between 15 to 18 who want to gain a broader understanding of the tools needed to become successful and knowledgeable athletes.

Since 2020, 333 young athletes (188 boys and 145 girls) from 63 countries have benefitted from the scholarship.

In the 2023 cycle, BWF & WAoS are offering 100 scholarships per Member Association to access the online course. The course has been designed and written by content writers who work regularly with athletes and has been overseen by an expert reference group representing several International Federations including the BWF. The online course can be completed within 4.5 hours. (more information)

All applicants will need to be in good standing with their Member Association. BWF will ensure a good balance of gender in the process of selecting successful applicants.

The selected applicants will receive a full scholarship to allow them to participate in the programme. The BWF will notify all Member Associations and applicants of the outcome of their applications by the end of May.

Please note that the maximum number of applications per country is 100.

Instructions: Before you start filling the online application, please read the example of the application form carefully, which will assist you in preparing the information and documents you will need and in answering the questions you will be asked in the process. (here)

Please complete the online Athlete Certificate Application Form 2023 in full by 30 April 2023.

Note: All forms must be completed in English.

For more information, please kindly contact BWF Development Team ([email protected])